Officers were called out to a house in the Barmulloch area of Glasgow on May 25 after reports of a domestic assault. They found a woman, who needed to be taken to hospital and began to look for the male suspect.
After a message in which the 48-year-old man claimed he had returned home and had covered himself in petrol, police officers rushed back to the property and found him holding a petrol can, the contents of which he poured over his head igniting the petrol. The officers assisted in extinguishing flames and provided first aid but the man later died.
Professor John McNeill, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner, said officers acted professionally: "They took all steps to preserve life."